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by Dustin Weeks
Last Updated Sep 29, 2020
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Welcome to the Open Source InfoGuide
Welcome to the Open Source InfoGuide. Here you will find information about locating open source materials for your courses. Explore the tabs and remember that if you need more help, please contact one of your Daytona State College librarians!
Rice University's Richard Baraniuk has a big idea: to replace textbooks with free open-source online educational resources that facilitate curriculum creation and professional collaboration among teachers worldwide. In this TEDTalk, Baraniuk describes Connexions, a Web site that uses Creative Commons licensing to enable teachers to quickly "rip, mix, and burn" coursework without fear of copyright violation. Encompassing hundreds of online courses, Baraniuk's virtual educational system is revolutionizing the way people teach and learn.
The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.